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  • Vatican approves new English translation for Mass

    The Vatican has given formal approval to a new English translation of the central prayers of the Mass for use in the United States

  • Benedict XVI calls for the return of kneeling for Communion

    After the rehabilitation of the "tridentine" Latin Mass and the reappearance of lace albs, Benedict XVI on Sunday went a step further in bringing back former liturgical practices by distributing communion to the faithful who knelt on a prie-dieu.

  • Pope Benedict uses older ritual for his private Mass

    Pope Benedict XVI ,who recently issued a motu proprio allowing all Catholic priests to celebrate the old Latin Mass, uses the older ritual himself for his private Mass, CWN has learned

  • ´It Is the Holy Father Who Will Decide`

    All who are interested in the Church’s liturgy are wondering if the Pope will soon issue a motu proprio allowing the celebration of the "Old Mass," and (if he does), what it will say. One of the Vatican’s liturgists sheds light on the Pope’s plans

  • An abbot explains why "the Tridentine Mass is the missing link"

    A solid interview with Dom Christopher Zielinski, OSB Oliv., Abbot of the Olivetan Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Pecos, New Mexico

  • Pro multis means "for many," Vatican rules

    The Vatican has ruled that the phrase pro multis should be rendered as "for many" in all new translations of the Eucharistic Prayer, CWN has learned.

  • Allen and the "Consensus" Myth - A Chronology of Events

    Allow me to dismantle this consensus myth by remembering the chronology of somewhat verifyable events regarding the Traditional Mass and reconciliation with the SSPX in the past 12 months

  • Cardinal Hoyos: ´The FSSPX are within the confines of the Church`

    ´They are within the confines of the Church. The problem is just that there is a lack of a full, a more perfect – and as it was said during the meeting with Msgr. Fellay – a more full communion, because communion exists.`

  • New Hope for the "Old Mass"... or Not?

    Some signs point in one direction, some in another. Is there a Vatican document in preparation on the subject? Perhaps. The decision will have to be taken by Benedict XVI...

  • The Return of the Latin Mass?

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  • Dossier: The Motu proprio of Bento XVI

    Vatican II operated in the context of tradition and in tradition is set the legitimacy of the Ordo of Paul VI which is not in opposition to that of his predecessor, it never has been. So, no liturgical book or part of it has been abrogated, unless it contained errors: which happened precisely for the Institutio generalis Missalis Romani in 1969 when it had just been published and which Paul VI suspended for certain doctrinal ´inaccuracies` and then had published again in May 1970 with amendments made at paragraph 7.

  • Words of Doctrine: Towards the Motu proprio

    The Motu proprio is an act of the personal responsibility of the Pope who is extending the freedom of the Church